12 Sep '11, 4pm

I love this awesome design for a folding electric bike -- slick and stylish: #bikes #design #kickstarter

I love this awesome design for a folding electric bike -- slick and stylish: #bikes #design #kickstarter

Gabriel Wartofsky of Conscious Commuter has spent 2 years worth of nights and weekends working on come up with a design that is both functional and looks wonderful -- none of the clunkiness that so many electric bikes are burdened with, and less of the kids'-toy look that many folding bikes have. Here's the slick video showing how the bike folds and unfolds: And here's the less-slick but more interesting video of users testing out the bike and giving their impressions of it: The only questions I have are how much kick does the battery give a rider, and how sturdy is the bike with such a simple frame? These are to be determined as the bike enters the finishing touches of design. From the bike's blog : "Our Prototype #001 was outfitted with a LiPo 36 volt, 10 ah battery, capable of 15-20 miles per charge. it had a 350 w motor, and a throttle assist system. We are discussing ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/folding-electric-...

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This clever design has bike frame do double duty as bike lock #design #bikes

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The race bike (electric!):

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Want. This. Bike.

Want. This. Bike.

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Sustainable design #green

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Electric Cars, the Do-It-Yourself Way:

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I don’t know Seth, but I totally agree there’s huge potential in electric vehicle retrofits, because the volume of new ele...

Electric Cars, the Do-It-Yourself Way

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